TV Listings for iPhone, iPod touchShare
Murphy is always on the lookout for decent online television listings. i.tv for the iPhone / iPod touch is remarkably good.
The format is quite iPhone-ish, the listings for a given hour look something like the native iPhone video player’s listings. The listing includes a thumbnail and episode title. When you select a show there’s a synopsis, a rating, and an option to thumbs-down a show. Some shows have a preview available.
The thumbs-down is one of the most useful features. When you tag a show as thumbs-down you’re given the option to either hide the show or the channel from your listings. I’ll never see Murder She Wrote in my listings again, which makes scrolling that much more efficient. There’s also a thumbs-up button that adds the show to a tab of your favorite media.
Murphy really likes the iPhone tumbler for selecting the date and time, which is how you select your listings range. There are also arrows to bump forward or backward quickly.
There’s more! i.tv provides movie listings. This application is full featured, allowing plenty of customization and even parental controls. You can check out the i.tv FAQ here.
Murphy already uses his iPod touch as the remote control for Apple TV and iTunes. Now I’ve got a great tv guide too. Things just keep getting better and better.
i.tv is free and the developers report they have no plans to charge for the service.iPod touch at Amazon | Permalink